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DISCOVER YOUR INNER ARTIST: August Chalk Pastels Workshop

NAH pastels for adults
DISCOVER YOUR INNER ARTIST: August Chalk Pastels Workshop

Are you an adult interested in beginning to explore painting with soft Pastel Chalks? Have you been part of a previous class and want to continue? This 4-session workshop is for you.

July 31 3:00 pm to August 22 12:00 pm

Taste of the Arts 2018: Welcome to Our Circle

Welcome to Our Circle

Each day before classes begin, the children sing We Are Part of a Circle that includes the phrase Welcome to Our Circle. The children would like to welcome you to their circle at the 2018 Taste of the Arts. This year's event features opportunities for guests to interact directly with the children as they show you just what they are doing in some of their classes. Register online using the Taste of the Arts Registration form, or contact the NAH office for more information.

When: Sep 11 at 5:00 pm

Around the Art House

Rosie Cooper, of Jamestown, NY, 1st place woman overall finisher, crashes through the finish line.2018 First Place Team: Gannon UniversityNeighborhood Art House Fun Run WinnerNeighborhood Art House children made all the Art & Sole prizes..
Fun Run for Kids at Neighborhood Art HouseYoungest runner in the Fun Run for Kids at the Neighborhood Art HouseNeighborhood Art House - Art & Sole Run WalkArt & Sole water stop
Click image for slide show.

Dylan Stevens claimed his prize painted by Rickimarie, age 8, after taking first place overall at this year's Art & Sole. He, like so many of those who won children's art prizes, find these treasures to be so much more meaningful than trophies or medals. In the first picture in the album below, Dylan accomplished the 5k race with a time of 16:03; Rosie's time was 19:48. Amazing! The full results can be found

This, the 11th Annual Art & Sole, had the highest number of registered participants - 509! Once the starting gun sounded, the runners and walkers took off down 10th Street toward State. As the leaders of the pack made the turn north onto State, the tail was just passing the Art House. It was quite a sight to behold. Thank you to our outstanding committee: Matt Catrabone, chair, Michael Agresti, Megan Henry, Christina Katen, Ashleigh Montagna, Trevor Nash, Jeff Shaw, Shannon Wiertel and NAH Development Associate Patti Eichen on a job well done! Thank you to all of our sponsors, to all those who participated, and to our many volunteers.

Team participation was at an all-time high -- 24 teams made up of 304 participants. Nash Chiropractic weighed in with the largest team with 55 participants. Close behind them was Erie Insurance with 42; Size does not necessarily mean might, though. Gannon's team of 7 took first prize for the teams; Second place went to Lincoln Recycling with a team of 10, and third place was earned by Team Nash. Five families formed teams as well.

Always fun to watch is the Fun Run for Kids. They raced with the same effort as their elders on their 1k course. The first one across the finish line was Declan Toohey, age 11.

Whether you ran or walked, were on a team or ran individually, were age 2 (youngest participant in the Fun Run for Kids) or a healthy 84, we all hope you had a great time!

Find local news coverage here .

  • Relief Print. Itzel (age 11) - 2018

  • Chalk Pastel. Evelyn (age 13) - 2018

  • Mixed Media Mosaic. Raniyah (age 10) - 2018

  • Cut Paper Collage. Kallan (age 10) - 2018

  • Digital Inkjet Print. Emilia (age 12) - 2017

  • Cut Paper Collage. Janiesha (age 9) - 2018

  • Tempera Painting. Borhan (age 8) - 2018

  • Painted Clay Sculpture. Guadalupe (age 12) - 2018

  • Cut Paper Collage. Sergey (age 9) - 2018

  • Digital Inkjet Print. Samantha (age 13) - 2018

  • Reductive Relief Print. Teajanae (age 11) - 2018

  • Chalk Pastel. Nhu (age 10) - 2018

  • Watercolor Painting. Marcus (age 7) - 2018

Coming Events

July 31 3:00 pm to August 22 12:00 pm

Discover Your Inner Artist - August Chalk Pastels Workshop

September 11 at 5:00 pm

Welcome to Our Circle - 2018 Taste of the Arts


Neighborhood Art House Summer Program 2018

Registration Forms for the 2018 Summer Session are now available! They may be picked up at the Neighborhood Art House office, 201 East 10th Street, Monday - Friday, 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Forms are also available for download. The 2018 Summer Registration Form is to be submitted for each child being registered. Only one 2018 Summer Participation Agreement needs to be completed for the family.

The Inner-City Neighborhood Art House Summer Program provides classes in music, art, environmental action and exercise for children and youth ages 7-18. This program of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie strives to provide arts and environmental enrichment for children living in the economically disadvantaged areas of the city. Because of the generosity of our donors these classes are available at no cost to the participants.

Morning Session:

10:00 A.M. - Noon; ages 7 - 14
Hooked on Books for Kids: 12:05 - 12:35
Afternoon Session:
1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. ages 10 - 18

Week One June 18 - June 22 (five days)
Week Two June25 - June 29 (five days)
Week Three July 2 - 6 (four days, no classes July 4)
Week 4 July 9 - July 13 (five days)
Week 5 July 16 - July 20 (five days)

The class schedule and registration forms for the fall session will be available in mid-August. Call 455-5508 to request that one be mailed to you, or stop by the office to pick one up after August 15.

Photo Slideshows

Art House Classes: Spring to Summer

NAH Summer Field Trips

Contact Information

Neighborhood Art House
201 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16503

Telephone: (814) 455-5508
Fax: (814) 480-8942

Sister Annette Marshall, OSB
Executive Director

Sister Peg Pilewski, OSB
Program Director

Inner-City Neighborhood Art House • 201 East 10th Street • Erie, PA 16503 • T: (814) 455-5508 • F: (814) 480-8942